Asa Hutchinson is the 46th governor of the State of Arkansas. In 2018, he was re-elected with 65% of the vote, having received more votes than any other candidate for governor in the state’s history. He has won recognition for the state as a leader in computer science education and signed into law the biggest and second-biggest income tax rate cut in Arkansas state history. Under his economic development policies, nearly 68,000 more people are working in Arkansas than when he took office, and he has signed incentive agreements with more than 544 companies that were expanding or opening in the state.
Before being elected governor, Asa Hutchinson served as Director of the DEA and as Undersecretary of Homeland Security. Voters in Arkansas’s Third District also elected him to Congress three times. A graduate of the University of Arkansas law school, Asa Hutchinson, at age 31, was appointed by President Reagan as the nation’s youngest U.S. attorney.
He and his wife Susan have been married for 48 years. They have four children and seven grandchildren.